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Manuelle Gautrand

Part 27 of a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month 

Manuelle Gautrand (b. 1961) completed her credentialing for architectural pratice in 1985. Etablished in Lyon in 1991, her… 146 more words

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A Remarkable Survivor

From Hugh Allingham’s Ballyshannon: Its History and Antiquities (1879): ‘At the close of 1739 this country was visited with a frost of extraordinary length and severity.It extended into the year 1740, lasting in all 108 days. 948 more words

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Kazuyo Sejima

Part 26 of a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month 

Kazuyo Sejima (b. 1956) was raised and even named to be independent, her parents providing her the atypical suffix… 329 more words

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Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu

Part 25 of a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month 

Having enjoyed a privileged upbringing in an artistic Ottoman family in Istanbul (including growing up in a waterfront… 128 more words

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Offering Tonic Views

The thatched summer house in the grounds of Florence Court, County Fermanagh. This is at least the third such structure on the site, the earliest version being known from a photograph depicting the third Earl of Enniskillen and his family inside the original 19th century ‘Heather House.’ In a memoir published in 1972 the late Nancy, Countess of Enniskillen observed how, ‘On the highest level of The Pleasure Grounds, there used to stand a little “summer house.” Here on a warm sunny day ideally without wind and wrinkled only by the wings of birds and insects, on such a day at Florence Court, the Cole family would adjourn to drink their tea and enjoy the tonic view of the valley and the mountain.’ Inevitably the vulnerable materials used in its construction meant this building did not survive and in 1993 the National Trust commissioned a replica from two craftsmen: it lasted until August 2014 when completely destroyed by teenage arsonists. 15 more words

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Clara de Buen Richkarday

Part 24 of a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month 

After graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Clara de Buen Richkarday (b. 1954) worked in the offices of architects Francisco Serrano and Carlos Mijares before joining the… 83 more words

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Zaha Hadid

Part 23 of a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month 

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was the most famous and sought-after woman architect ever. Like the vast majority of women included in this month’s study, she was born into a privileged family (hers in Iraq) with liberal and artistic leaning. 367 more words

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